• Movie: The Magician
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Dec 30, 2015
  • Duration: 2 hr. 2 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 1,825 users)
  • Ranked: #1616
  • Popularity: #937
  • Watchers: 4,037

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A Princess in the Joseon Dynasty travels to the Qing Dynasty to marry. On the way to there, she meets a young magician and falls in love with him. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 30, 2015
  • Duration: 2 hr. 2 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 1,825 users)
  • Ranked: #1616
  • Popularity: #937
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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11 people found this review helpful
Feb 13, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
A mixture of titanic, disney and magic, they made it work!

The story is quite common, but the story around it isn't, I so loved the magical touch to this story, it made it really interesting! They managed to keep me hooked from the beginning trough the end of this movie. The surroundings were gorgeous, the clothing was beautifully made and the decor is interesting. There were some funny parts, that I found really enjoyable.
As someone that comes from Europe and has zero knowledge about the Dynasties in Korea I so find the usage of costumes so interesting!!
It would have gotten a full 10/10 if there was a bit more action, it had some but it was stuffed into 15 tiny minutes, I hoped they played that out a bit longer, it would have wrapped up the story a bit better in my opinion.
The actors did a splendid job, from the minor ones to the two leads, whoms connection I felt troughout the whole movie.
The music was perfectly chosen in the scenes and I surely will rewatch this movie.

Watch this if you like romance, magic, humor and historical movies.
Skip this if you like full on action, blood and dislike romance.

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10 people found this review helpful
Mar 23, 2016
Completed 3
Overall 7.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Joseon Magician is classic romance in extraordinary setting. this saeguk + Magic is a treat to watch.
settings are exquisite. landscapes are so beautiful, camera work is finely detailed and is very much captivating. costumes, interior design, lamps, stage setting.......everything is rich. production values are high for a movie to have.

magic is WOW factor, this movie had. although it did not excite me. machinery, equipment, assistants work is pretty good and is interesting to watch. this is the first time i have seen magic in saeguk. i have not seen any other such works to compare with.

romance in this movie somehow worked, though its not that impressive. it felt like alladin type of romance.there were parts of romance which felt like The Illusionist Movie.
Actors did good job. yoo seung ho is handsome. his smile is alluring as always and his acting is good too. this movie is first work after getting discharged from army. however he did not let the gap affect him. he was really cool performing tricks. And i love how i can find him everwhere, these days.
go ah ra has pretty face and great eyes. there is something interesting this girl has, that other korean actresses dont have. but i am not fan of her acting, she felt stiff sometimes.and her character some how lacked depth when compared to magicians character.
joo yoon hee is impressive here as a blind woman. she made character's suffering believable.

although the movie is absolutely grand, it could not impress me. there is something which did not made me connect to it. i can not pin point exactly what it is. it could be the plot. i am not really sure. trailer made me watch this movie, but however movie did not turn out as thrilling as trailer is. but it could be your one time watch movie. you can try this, if you want to watch something that pleases your eyes and you are not mindful of plot .

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